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Updated 18 Sep, 2014
Updated 18 Sep, 2014
99 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Director of Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

    Interview Details

    Met with ED for maybe 15 minutes. She reviewed my resume. The Regional HR contact called me at 10 PM on a Sunday night (!) we spoke for half an hour, mostly about her children. Yes, I know red flags all over.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked how comfortable I felt about making my own decisions. I have no problem making my own decisions as it would be a director position. Unfortunately, making a decision on my own is what got me fired.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation was possible. I was given a number, which was $10 less than what the market should pay for the position. When I asked for higher, I was told they would have to consider another candidate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    COA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is the same at any other company. They offer a typing test, which if you have any office experience, you will pass. The HR department is really very nice and the managers that I interviewed with were extremely knowledgeable about the company and what it has to offer.

    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very intense interview questions, not anything you can really prepare for. If you've been in sales, mentally review each sale if you can because they will ask you to "tell me a time when....'

    Interview Questions
    • Not really a question, but overwhelmed with how many people you interview with   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate, was very pleased with what they offered. I had tried to negotiate with another company years ago and had the offer rescinded, so I'm a little apprehensive to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Resident Care Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Spokane, WA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane, WA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

    Interview Details

    They give you an small interview and they run your background, and they will hire nearly anyone so that they are not short staffed and we always are. so long as they have bodies on the floor.

    Interview Questions
    • They do not hardly ask any questions, they will hire anyone   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was not able to with them, I have been with them when it was the old company that they came in and bought out.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Quality Review Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

    Interview Details

    Great process, they move fast to complete the hiring process. Thorough competency testing for quality review nurses. Initial interview was conducted on the phone, then brought in to interview with DPS and RDO for region.

    Negotiation Details
    Did not need to negotiate, met my expectations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Front Desk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial communications were through someone working in the corporate office since their website was not working properly. Through them I was able to set up an interview. Unfortunately it seemed the 2 women interviewing never interviewed anyone before. They decided to sit next to each other, one would ask a question then minutes later the same question would be asked by the other, both seemed to be reading from Interviewing for Dummies.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you walked into a room, saw a body on the floor and blood everywhere?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    RN Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

    Interview Details

    6 interviews. HR staff very friendly and helpful. they told me what to expect for next steps and it was exact. relaxed interview process but lengthy. seemed like a lot of tests but easy to do

    Negotiation Details
    no
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    OTR Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

    Interview Details

    Regional manager answered emails while I responded to his questions. About 15 min in all, if that. No questions beyond yes / no answers. Asked in the interview how I would increase caseload. Talk about red flags!

    Interview Questions
    • Most unexpected thing was when I was asked to step away from the office area while the mgr talked on his cellphone.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I told them what I wanted and they met it
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Sous Chef Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 days - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

    Interview Details

    very simple, at the time the dining director was fairly new and was interviewed by him and an interim dining manager. asked a few skills questions, management style questions. was asked if i knew how to make a white wine sauce, because the people they had used white wine vinegar

    Negotiation Details
    simple got what i asked for. but if i knew it was for executive chef position i would have asked for more money
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They asked me general questions about what do I do or a living, past jobs, and any past expereince I had. This was a very easy interview to get pass

    Accepted Offer

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